Prof. Dr. Axel Nientimp is a tax and transfer pricing partner at WTS located in the Düsseldorf office. He is the Head of Transfer Pricing Strategy & Dispute Resolution. Axel has more than 20 years of experience in international taxation and transfer pricing.
Over the years, he has delivered a broad range of transfer pricing solutions to companies in various industries. His projects cover all aspects of designing, implementing and documenting transfer pricing solutions including the attribution of profits to permanent establishments as well as large supply chain reorganisations. Axel has significant experience in defending multinationals in transfer pricing tax audits and Mutual Agreement Procedures as well as negotiating bilateral and multilateral APA's.
Axel holds a PhD in Business Taxation and a degree in Economics (Diplom-Ökonom) from the University of Bochum. He is a Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater), a Certified Tax Advisor for International Taxation (Fachberater für Internationales Steuerrecht) and a member of the Tax Advisors Association. Axel has published a volume on the profit allocation of multinational enterprises and a broad range of articles on transfer pricing and international taxation for professional journals. He is the co-editor of Germany's leading compilation of transfer pricing laws and regulations and commentator of the transfer pricing regulations in Germany's Foreign Tax Code. He is a honorary professor on international taxation at the University of Duisburg-Essen and a regular speaker at universities as well as at national and international conferences and seminars.